May 24, 2007

"Wal-Mart is going to start selling nine Skype-certified hardware devices (and by extension the Skype service) in all of its stores. The deal also includes Skype pre-paid cards. Wal-Mart is the first retailer in the U.S. to offer Skype’s pre-paid cards that will be sold in $20 denominations.

The move is an effort by Skype to boost its U.S. revenues. Skype, which had about $79 million in first quarter revenues relies heavily on the overseas markets. The Wal-Mart deal is one of the many efforts by the company to goose up its revenues and meet the targets that will help Skype cofounders get the $1.5 billion that is tied in earn outs..."
Continue reading: Attention Wal-Mart customers, Skype now in aisle voice

Posted by Om Malik @ GigaOm

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